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BMW F900 R review: Nothing like a naked roadster on a freezing day

by Geoff Hill from https://www.mirror.co.uk Starring in his own remake of Freezy Rider, our man Hill tackles the elements to see if the Beemer has what it takes in the tough middleweight sector and finds it’s close, but not quite a cigar It was freezing, raining and blowing a gale – and I was on a bike with zero miles and new tyres. Perfect conditions, then, for pushing the limits of the Bavarian firm’s naked roadster whose mission, should it choose to accept it, was to give a good spanking to Triumph’s new Tiger 900 and the established and very popular Yamaha MT-09. “Mmmm. I’d start in Rain mode if I was you,” said Ian at the dealership, slapping me cheerily on the back and going back to his nice warm office, the swine. Oh well, I was obviously being punished after getting home from back to back launches in southern Spain and Morocco, and at least first impressions of the Beemer were good – compact but comfortable riding position, tilting you forward in a mildly sporty fashion on to the bars to give you a view of decent mirrors and a fairly simple but informative TFT screen. A quick toggle of the Mode button through Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro into Rain, another toggle of the Electronic Suspension Adjustment to solo rider with luggage to take account of the fact that I’m heavier than the average ride, three presses of the heated grips button to get them up to the maximum setting – and I was off. The fuelling at low revs was slightly snatchy and acceleration in Rain mode was a stately affair, and was never going to set my pants on fire, particularly since they were now soggy anyway. Why BMW designs very expensive suits with the […]

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2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special Review

Wild hogs can’t be broken No name in American motorcycling looms as large as Harley-Davidson, the longest continually operating motorcycle brand in the States. While it’s experienced its share of problems over the last decade or so, it’s continually working on updating and innovating. What is it about the Street Glide that makes it such a special machine? It’s got a massive 114 cubic-inch Milwaukee Eight engine that produces just 90 horsepower. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW ON BIKERNET.COM

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H-D Trike Suspension Reviewed

What do you do when you drop 30 K on an incredible looking trike but it handles like an over caffeinated college student maxed out on Adderall? Anyway, it was a question that I posed to Mike Alex from Suspension Technologies (SuspensionTechnologies.com). Suspension Technologies is one of the top, if not the #1, industry go-tos for difficult suspension questions. CLICK HERE TO READ THE TECH REVIEW ON BIKERNET.COM

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Review of “Oil in the Blood”

A Documentary about people with passion ‘Oil in the Blood’ is a documentary feature film on the contemporary custom motorcycle culture. The film is directed by biker biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts and produced by Lucy Selwood. This is not a film about motorcycles, it’s a film about motorcycle people. “Oil In The Blood” has it’s worldwide release on October 14th for sale and rental on Amazon, iTunes, and google. DVD/ Blu-ray available now on Amazon. CLICK HERE TO READ THE DETAILED REVIEW IN THE CANTINA JOIN THE CANTINA TODAY

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Dyna Defender or FXDP Saddlebag Installation Review

So, I received the Villain 2 Hero bags, this set is either for the next gen Dyna’s or possibly just a change? They bolted right up but were pretty close to the new Progressive shocks. I sent the vendor some images and he suggested drilling a second hole to raise them up some. I had noticed but of course I had already taken it out briefly, so my new shocks have marks on them now. READ THE TECH TIPS IN THE CANTINA – CLICK HERE

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Newly published in the Cantina

New Safety Organization, BIKER LIVES MATTER, Formed in Florida John “Rogue” Herlihy is the President who has spent many years working at EASYRIDERS and was a founding member of ABATE while working with other motorcycle advocacy groups to fight for the rights of riders. He was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame as a Freedom Fighter in 2005! READ THE NEWS BY CLICKING HERE – Subscribe to the Cantina STURGIS 2019 Downtown Downtown Action through Photos By Rogue While I am working on my articles for 2019 Sturgis, I thought I would share some photos from downtown just to give ya an idea of what was happening. Like we use to do in The In The Wind pages back in the day created by Kim Peterson. SEE THE PHOTOS BY CLICKING HERE – Subscribe to the Catina Movie Review: Sgt. Will Gardner A 2019 movie featuring an amazing motorcycle trip by a War Veteran Ujjwal Dey This is a very different movie that just happens to have a motorcycle trip. READ THE MOVIE REVIEW – ONLY IN THE CANTINA – SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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California State Parks OHV grants and cooperative agreements program

California State Parks OHV grants and cooperative agreements program seeking public comments – AMA Action Alert The American Motorcyclist Association believes you may be interested in providing input to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide factual comments to the preliminary applications submitted for consideration during the 2018/19 grant cycle. To review and comment visit olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx for more information. The public review and comment period the began on Tuesday, March 5, and ends at 5 p.m. Monday, May 6. You may also submit your public comments in writing to the OHMVR Division at the address below. California State Parks OHMVR Division 1725 23rd St., Sacramento, CA 95816 Attention: Grants Manager If you are not yet an AMA member, please join the AMA to help us fight efforts to restrict responsible motorized recreation. More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help us fight for your riding rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com/membership/join. Please follow the AMA on Twitter @AMA_Rights and like us on Facebook. Thank you in advance for your interest in this important program. If you submit written comments please email a copy to the AMA at grassroots@ama-cycle.org.

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Bikernet Book Review: Keith R. Ball predicts the future back in year 2000

Bikernet Book Review: Keith R. Ball predicts the future back in year 2000 Revisiting Sam “Chopper” Orwell written by Keith Ball almost two decades ago. By Ujjwal Dey George Orwell introduced the world to the idea of Big Brother, doublethink, and newspeak in his celebrated and prophetic novel ‘1984’. A divided America has the world at panic with everyone and their pet dog uncertain about the future of the promised land of USA. But what does this bold new future mean to us bikers with our nomad lifestyle and love of everything that is good and pure. We were once bracketed with hippies and freethinkers. Now we are labelled as patch wearing misfit outlaws and one-percenters. Well, a brief and graphic illustration of this dystopian future is available in 2000 novel by Keith Randall Ball titled Sam ‘Orwell’ Chopper in reference to George Orwell’s classic masterpiece ‘1984’. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK ONLINE. Believe the impossible. Read the truth. Fight for your Freedoms. Ride Free! Detailed Review is posted on Bikernet, check it out.

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